2 Carnival Sunshine Cruises for the Disabled Cruise Reviews

Had a great start to our trip with Cocoa Beach Shuttle despite our late arrival into MCO, and a good night's sleep. That's about the last good thing I have to say. I will not go on this ship again. The interior layout ... Read More
Had a great start to our trip with Cocoa Beach Shuttle despite our late arrival into MCO, and a good night's sleep. That's about the last good thing I have to say. I will not go on this ship again. The interior layout of the ship and the ventilation system caused most of the public spaces any where near the atrium to feel of smoke from the casino, which was filled with smokers due to the inadequate and totally exposed smoking areas outside. I use a mobility scooter and was restricted to using the Lido deck to go outside because there were no doors I could get through on my own because there were no automatic doors. The Lido buffet was tiny and the staff (except one) was far more interested in socializing than being helpful. The Cucina del Capitan might have been good but we didn't try it because it smelled so strongly of the JiJi Asian restaurant. The staff in the main dining rooms were attentive. We were delayed in our arrivals in several ports for no apparent reason (sitting in the sea for several hours) and had to cancel several day's shore excursions. I won't mention the ongoing sewer problems in the 6th deck forward. From the mildew and mold smells this won't be fixed until she goes to drydock. Don't bring a Service Animal on this ship. Some off the tiniest cabins I've ever seen. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
The redesign of this ship to allow more cabins seriously hindered the entertainment, pools and deck areas. If you are handicapped and rely on a power chair or wheelchair, you will be treated as if you are a burden or hinderance by staff, ... Read More
The redesign of this ship to allow more cabins seriously hindered the entertainment, pools and deck areas. If you are handicapped and rely on a power chair or wheelchair, you will be treated as if you are a burden or hinderance by staff, crew and guests. The food was of terribly poor quality. We paid to eat at the restaurants every night after the 1st two nights at main dining were cold, low quality food, and not to mention they tried to make us sit at a booth, KNOWING my husband is in a power chair and cannot walk! The DJ (Funky something or other) is LOUSY! Bar service on the decks is almost non-existent and when dinner service happens all staff disappears, so you are left to go downstairs to get your own drinks at the bar. Our bathroom smelled like raw sewage (cabin 11032) the entire cruise. We literally gagged every time we went in there. The layout of the ship is horrendous! To get from decks 11, 12 or 14..you have to take an elevator down, cross over the ship, then take another elevator to get anywhere. About 1/2 of the time only one elevators was working that services decks 11, 12 & 14. Yes, you can take the stairs,s unless you are in a wheelchair or have mobility issues, so you will be stuck waiting, sometimes upwards of 15 minutes or more....and then you have to contend with people rushing past you to get in the elevator, even though you had been waiting for quite some time. The only places where smoking is allowed is on deck 10, behind the jumbo TV screen, port side of deck 3 or the casino. There is no smoking allowed on any of the adults only deck. But, yet on deck 10 where kids are running all over, you can smoke all you want there! How ridiculous! If you are a caregiver to a handicapped person, it is near impossible to get a drink for them on the Cheers card....staff requires the card holder be present to get a drink! We even had crew complaining about the ship and stating they are quitting once their contracts are up. That speaks volumes! Even Calvyn the cruise director has already quit or is quitting very soon! Pitiful! Our room steward, Gede, was wonderful, but he's really about the only crew that I can give an honest compliment about. Sunshine KNEW this cruise was for my husband's 50th birthday. They KNEW he is a disabled Wounded Warrior Veteran...yet here I am writing this review about how he was treated. So sad......... Read Less
Sail Date October 2014
Carnival Sunshine Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 3.9
Dining 4.0 3.7
Entertainment 5.0 3.7
Public Rooms 4.0 3.7
Fitness Recreation 5.0 3.8
Family 4.0 3.8
Shore Excursion 3.0 3.7
Enrichment 3.0 3.3
Service 4.0 4.0
Value For Money 5.0 3.7
Rates 3.0 4.1

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